12:39 PM EDT, Mon June 27, 2016
Defending Big D Jun 24, 2016

NHL Free Agency: Should the Stars Bring Back Loui Eriksson?

Should the Dallas Stars bring back Loui Eriksson? Loui Eriksson was sent to the Bruins in that famous July 4th trade involving Joe Morrow and Rich Peverley. Also, Tyler Seguin was sent to Dallas for their troubles. The highlight of the trade was so high in Dallas, many forgot what the Stars actually gave up for Seguin. Everyone would do it again in a heartbeat, but Loui Eriksson was a fan favorite in Dallas for years. And for good reason. Eriksson, who will be 31 in about 3 weeks, played seven season in Dallas. His best year in Dallas was 2010-11 when he scored 27 goals and notched 46...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Jun 24, 2016

“D” Is For DRAFT

... and also for defenseman Shuffle off to Buffalo, maybe pick up some young talent... In all the NHL Draft excitement, don’t forget that the Bruins STILL need to finalize plans for Loui Eriksson and Torey Krug- remember them? Oh, and Zach Trotman will not be getting a Bruins offer before July 1st. The Boston Globe It looks like the Bruins and Eriksson’s camp are holding one more powwow. Cross your fingers. Hockeybuzz The Bruins’ neither fished nor cut bait this season, a disjointed strategy that still didn’t yield a playoff berth. Will any of them be around to reap the benefits...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Jun 10, 2016

The Undrafted

The "sure thing" just doesn't seem to pan out often for the Bruins The Bruins seem to do far better with their unknowns than their vaunted high draft picks. Go figure! Kirk Luedeke employs the hindsight test by reviewing the Redline Report assessments of current Bruins. The team found surprising success with a number of undrafted gems, while several notable draftees are now producing for other teams. Scouting Post There appears to be no right or wrong answer to the dilemma about signing Loui Eriksson- the key may be that the Bruins have no one in the pipeline currently to replace him, and...

Loui Eriksson was a premiere forward for the Bruins, and is now priority for management to resign.

Eriksson had a season that made the brass fall in love with him all over again Age: 30 NHL Statline: 30 goals, 33 assists, 63 points Aggregate Grade: A- Loui Eriksson is a really, really good hockey player who played like a really, really good hockey player should. The way he's made a name for himself. Of course, the other reason was "being involved with a really controversial TRAED and not immediately being a 30 goal scorer". Concussions are a bitch. Loui Eriksson has three things that differentiate him from the average player: silky hands, sneaky strength, and indomitable patience. All...

We're Number TWO

Boston is behind only Detroit as the top city for hockey fans. NHL Combine? CHECK! Next up... NHL Draft. Kirk Luedeke has the Bruins' draft options all sifted out into categories, and Big, Bad Power Forwards no longer top the wish list. Now there are the BPAs (Best Players Available) along with the Must Haves (defensemen, DUH!) and a handful of local boys and others, some of whom Luedeke has cooled on somewhat over time. Scouting Post According to Don Sweeney, Loui Eriksson doesn't relish hitting free agency. Re-signing Brad Marchand is a priority along with another veteran Bruin....
Stanley Cup of Chowder May 27, 2016

NHL 2016 Draft: HV71's Jacob Moverare could be the hidden answer to B's transition problems.

Swedish defenseman Jacob Moverare has been quietly easing his way into first round contention with his play this season, and he's arguably a perfect fit for Boston's draft strategy. When you think of "quiet efficiency", then you're likely to think of the Nordic nations, at least in hockey terms. The Swedes and Finns (and indeed Danes and Norwegians) who have made it into the NHL have often been incredibly talented players, but they've done it in a quiet, unassuming way. Think of the likes of Loui Eriksson, Mats Sundin, Nick Lidstrom...all players who are superb at their positions, but often...

NHL Player News